It’s going to be a beautiful month!
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS
There is still time to take advantage of a generous 25% discount on Epionce favorites, Intensive Nourishing Cream and Intense Defense Serum: until Saturday, May 9. Give me a call at the spa for last minute gift certificates or product pick- ups, (208) 724-6250.
MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Our lovely little city of Boise, Idaho was ranked Number One in skin cancer risk in 2011! That is a frightening fact!
The easiest way to avoid visible skin aging and getting skin cancer is to stay completely out of the sun …. But since that’s not practical (especially here in the sunny, outdoorsy Treasure Valley), your second best way to protect your skin is to wear a really great broad spectrum sunscreen – every single day…no matter if the weather is cloudy or clear outside – or even if you are spending the whole day inside. Fortunately, skin cancer –including melanoma – is very treatable, but EARLY DETECTION IS KEY. If you have any personal or family history of skin cancers, you must stay vigilant and do your monthly skin checks. I am not a physician, so I cannot “diagnose” a skin cancer, but as a skin care therapist I have the training to recognize irregular moles and spots and can provide a referral to a physician I trust.
There is limited space to register for my Community Ed class on Sun Safe Skin at BoiseLearns.org, on May 14th at West Junior High. Learn how you and your family can enjoy the beautiful southern Idaho weather while staying safe in the sun.
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Q & A: Why do I get sunburned even when I’m wearing broad spectrum SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which provides protection from UV-B radiation, or the sun’s burning rays. These are the warm rays you feel when you are out in the sun that create sunburn when you are not wearing proper sun protection.
The burning protection actually varies with each individual, depending on how long it takes your skin to burn when you are in the sun without sunscreen. If it takes 10 minutes for your skin to turn red, then an SPF 15 will give you 15×10 minutes of protection; an SPF 30 gives you 30×10 minutes of protection from burning. However, when the sun mixes with your sunscreen and the acid mantle on the outer layers of your skin, your protection diminishes after about 2 hours, no matter what level of protection you are wearing.
First, apply the proper amount of sunscreen (1 oz for full body coverage) before you go outside, not after you get to your destination, to give it time to properly bind with the outer layers of your skin. Second, your best way to prevent your skin from burning when spending extended time in the sun is to REAPPLY every couple of hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
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2015 REFERRAL PROGRAM
As a new business, I’m seeking wonderful clients who are interested in aging gracefully without surgery or struggling with acne (at any age). Included with the hard-copy newsletter mailing are two referral cards for $25 off any facial. Please write your name on the back of the cards, and give them to two friends. When a referred friend makes an appointment, they’ll receive a $25 discount on their facial service, and you’ll receive $25 gift certificate toward any service or product for each referral card. There is no limit to the credit you can build on your account.
We will be doing a lot of sailing and traveling over the summer weekends, so if you would like to get in on a Saturday, I do have extended appointment times available on June 20, July 25, August 8 and 22. Call me directly, or schedule yourself online at www.vagaro.com/FacePerfectionLLC.